News Articles and Montana BioScience Alliance Newsletters


Montana State University
September 24, 2023

New technology developed by researchers at Montana State University, featured this month on the cover of the journal Science Advances, could have powerful impacts on the way scientists study viruses, make vaccines or splice genes. 

For a fifth straight year, Montana State University recorded an all-time high for research expenditures — the funding put toward scientific discovery and other scholastic and creative pursuits. MSU is the largest research enterprise in the state, and its total expenditures exceed the research expenditures of all other institutions in the state combined.

Central Montana Medical Center
September 19, 2023

Central Montana Medical Center has broken ground on a $15.6 million cancer center that will bring comprehensive cancer care services to central Montana. That means residents living in central and northern Montana won’t have to travel as long for cancer treatment.

A vaccine to prevent overdosing on fentanyl and one for heroin are in the works at the University of Montana and partner institutions. Human trials are expected to start in early 2024 for both vaccines, according to UM.

Only three years after its creation, the University of Montana and University of Montana Foundation today announced a significant investment to benefit the L.S. Skaggs Institute for Health Innovation. Known as SIHI, the institute will use this investment to expand its influence as a statewide hub for health education, research and outreach — with a goal of improving access to emerging health innovations for all Montanans.


Rocky Mountain Life Sciences Investor and Partnering Conference
April 7, 2022

Thirty regional companies will be selected to present at the Rocky Mountain Life Sciences Investor & Partnering Conference. Companies seeking seed, early-stage, late-stage funding in the medical device, diagnostic, biotech, pharmaceutical, and digital health sectors are encouraged to apply.

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
February 25, 2022

With new labeling requirements, bioengineering entered consumer consciousness in a new way this year—but people are learning the benefits, according to Sarah Gallo, BIO’s VP of Agriculture and Environment, in this podcast.

Nine Questions for the World
January 4, 2022

From the NIne Questions for the World podcast, December 15, 2021. BIO President Michelle McMurray-Heath is interviewed by Richard Haass.


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